Sean Kelly: Sam Bennett deserves Tour de France green jersey after hard times

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It’s been a long time coming, 31 years in fact, but at the end of stage 5 of the Tour de France, an Irishman ended the drought and pulled on the green jersey. 

Sam Bennett finished only third in Privas but it was enough to move him into a nine-point lead over Peter Sagan and become the first rider since Sean Kelly to lead the classification. 

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